Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Here's to bad judgment, questionable morals and a brutal hangover
that'll result from yet another night spent trying to create memories
we'll be to drunk to recall.
I've spent years attending every martial arts confrence and seminar
I had enough gas money to get to.
Slept in cars to save on hotels...whatever it took.
It was my avenue to overcoming low self esteem.
now when I look back on the past,
I smile and say to myself,
"I never thought I could do it, but I did.
I overcame all the people who tried to bring me down"
There will always be a reason why you meet people,
either you need them to change your life,
or your the one that will change theirs.
The journey is not easy, it is wrought with pain and disapointment.
if you are a slave to your emotions.
Emotions are the slaves to your thoughts,
and you are the slave to your emotions.
Bruce lee would talk about emotional content.
Joe Lewis, about having an attitude technique.
I tell my people to 'Act as if'......
'Move with authority'
On the sales floor I am a master manipulator.
a ruthless wordsmith with a bottomless 'toolbox'
and the tenacity of a rabid dog.
The intent though is not merely to create revenue for my company,
but to bring a lifetime of great memories to my customers and their families.
In the end all any of us has is our memories.
In Life, Love, Martial Arts and Business whats important is intent not illusion.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
Create REAL memories, cherish the time with friends and family,
train till you puke ....then train more
A plant doesn't grow from ambition
or to satisfy good intentions
They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
Monday, September 15, 2014
An innocent girl asks a Chinese master:
Master, why is it that when a man has sex with many women he is
considered a champion,but when a woman has sex with many men
she is considered a whore ?
The master responds,
"Listen well my child.....A key that can open many locks is a master key.
A lock that can be opened by any key is USELESS."
During a recent trip to Walmart there was a belligerent man
berating one of the employees about something.
Normally I'd ignore it and keep walking but this was one of those times
that as you walk away, you get THAT feeling.
The guy was big , 6' 6' built like a' brick shit house' .
I asked him to calm down lower his voice and stop picking on poor girl.
As the last words were coming outta my mouth he hit me.
He threw a big left hook by my ear and cracked my wisdom tooth.
Funny, the 'Sunday Punch' is the most common of all punches.
We practice with it in every drill, yet I got drilled.
Regret is such a terrible feeling, but I don't regret the pain,
I just regret I didn't see it coming.
If you've ever had the 'pleasure' of training with Art Rabesa,
you know what happened next. Wuke' strike to the torso !
Art, thanks for 'The Master Key to Self Defense' !!
This man flew back 6 feet taking an entire aisle display with him.
He did not get up right away, when he did the police were there.
The officer asked me if my 'hands were registered'.
Always a wordsmith I replied, "No sir, but my truck is, and inspected !
A persons actions tell you everything you need to know.
Whether your fighting or loving, be a tiger.
The opinions of sheep don't matter.
To a tiger the sheep are just 'the meat' !
We must all suffer one of two things:
the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Regret is such a terrible feeling,
One of the worst moments,
is when you lose respect for someone you used to 'like', or yourself.
I regret that .......
I don't regret the pain, the love or the moments.
I just regret I didn't see this coming.
to cause vibrations in the soul.
Uttering a word is like striking a note
on the imaginations keyboard.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: A Little Karmic Relief: You can't connect the dots looking forward; You can only do it looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will somehow ...
You can't connect the dots looking forward;
You can only do it looking backwards.
You have to trust that the dots will somehow
connect in your future.
You have to trust in something,
your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
The success of social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter,
involves a desire to keep the natural flow of connections strong.
Social media is a tool for our generation of business professionals,
just like the phone and fax were for the previous generation.
At some point in the last couple months I opened up an e-mail
that unleashed a virus to my phone, laptop & I-Pod.
I was enduring some 'personal crisises' and was distracted.
I do my best writing while under the spell of the liquid muse.
Mixing up drinks with mixed feelings.
Just when you think your getting a grip,
reality sneaks up and gives you the slip.
Research shows that the more a person
in a romantic relationship uses Facebook,
the more likely they are to monitor their partners
Facebook activity leading to feelings of jealousy.
Social media is relationship kryptonite
She liked a lot of my pics she must like me.
He likes a lot of her posts, he's hitting on her.
His profile pic only got 12 likes and 7 comments,
Mine got 46 likes and 13 comments.
Truth has nothing to do with words.
Truth can be likened to the bright moon in the sky.
Words, can be likened to the finger pointing to the moon.
To look at the moon we need to look passed the finger.
Or we'll miss all the heavenly glory.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: Cleanse that Palate: There Comes A Time When You Realize Turning The page is the Best Feeling in the World, Because You Realize there is so much...